Best trails in Faial da Terra, Azores

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Explore the most popular trails near Faial da Terra with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Faial da Terra, Azores
Top trails (3)
#1 - Salto do Prego
Faial da Terra, Azores, Portugal
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
This hike will take you on a circular route in Faial da Terra. It begins near the bus stop. Go up the asphalted road until the fork where you should continue straight by a dirt road, always along the left bank of the stream. The vegetation is thicker and there are several orchards on both banks of the creek along the trail. There are winding roads in paving stones, please be very careful due to its slippery ground. You will have to cross a bridge over the stream to get to Salto do Prego. On the way back, return by the same way, and then follow right on the second fork towards Aldeia do Sanguinho, an old village. Show more
#2 - Caminho do Salto do Prego e Salto do Cagarrão
Faial da Terra, Azores, Portugal
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
Nature on a walk along the Ribeira do Faial da Terra, São Miguel Island- passing through the Cagarrão Falls, Salto do Prego and Sanguinho.Show more
#3 - Rota Circular do Faial da Terra
Faial da Terra, Azores, Portugal
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 45 m
Here you are introduced to the biodiversity of this long and difficult walk - Sao Miguel. The first part of the walk goes almost continuously uphill through a green and humid valley, over countless bridges where you visit Sao Miguel's largest waterfall, the Salto do Prego. Coming out of the valley, you descend to the village of Agua Retorta. You will then pass a coastal road that is only used by local farmers. You can return at the waterfall and considerably shorten the hike to only 6km instead of 16km, but you will miss a nice stretch to Agua. On the way back, it is particularly enjoyable to see the many meadows with cows that border the Atlantic. The descent going to Faial is particularly dangerous after rainfall and without walking canes. Show more